TOLC-F - Pharmacy

The Single Cycle Degree course in Pharmacy offers a limited number of places which are determined at local level. Teaching is in Italian.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, 80 places are available.

To access the course, the TOLC-F entry test must be taken for the selection process.

TAKING THE TOLC-F

TOLC is the acronym of Test OnLine CISIA.
It is a selection test for those wishing to enrol in the Single Cycle degree course in Pharmacy, and it aims to assess initial level of preparation and to draw up a league table of merit of the candidates.

The TOLC-F test can be taken in any University belonging to the CISIA in various early sessions (March–July for UniBs) as well as the definitive sessions in August-September.

Due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic, in 2022 Università degli Studi di Brescia will mainly deliver the TOLC test in [email protected] CASA (home testing) mode. This instrument allows aspiring university students to sit the test at home. 
In addition, to meet the needs of students who feel they are unable to sit the [email protected] CASA home exam due to technical difficulties, the University is organising two tests on site for a limited number of students. These will be scheduled in July and September.

Università degli Studi di Brescia offers: 

TOLC-F early sessions from March to July 2022 
It is not only possible for students who hold a high-school leaving diploma or other suitable qualification gained abroad to sit the early TOLC-F, but also students attending the last two years of high school (years 4 and 5). 

TOLC-F sessions August-September 2022
These tests are intended ONLY for students who hold a high-school leaving diploma, or other foreign qualification recognised as being eligible.

TOLC CALENDAR

Early aptitude tests until July*

[email protected] CASA

Day

Session

10 March 2022

14.30

25 March 2022

14.30

12 April 2022

14.30

29 April 2022

14.30

10 May 2022

14.30

17 May 2022

14.30

26 May 2022

14.30

19 July 2022

9.00 - 10.30 - 14.30

TOLC on University premises

Day

Session

20 July 2022

9.00

Enrolments for tests in April and May will be open from 15 March 2022; for tests in July, August and September enrolment will open from 1 June 2022.

Aptitude tests in August-September*

[email protected] CASA

Day

Session

26 August 2022

9.00 - 14.30

01 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

02 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

07 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

09 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

TOLC on university premises

Day

Session

13 September 2022

9.00

*Applicants are assigned to a given session once the previous session has been filled.

SITTING THE TEST

The TOLC-F test comprises 50 multiple-choice questions (only one answer is correct), and 72 minutes are given to sit the test, which is divided into the following sections:

SECTIONS

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

TIME

MATHEMATICS

7 QUESTIONS

12 MINUTES

PHYSICS

7 QUESTIONS

12 MINUTES

BIOLOGY

15 QUESTIONS

20 MINUTES

CHEMISTRY

15 QUESTIONS

20 MINUTES

LOGIC

6 QUESTIONS

8 MINUTES

TOTAL

50 QUESTIONS

72 MINUTES

 

The result of each TOLC-F is determined by the number of correct, incorrect or blank answers, which generate the overall score.

Answers

Score

Correct

1

Not given/blank

0

Incorrect

-0.25

The TOLC-F is completed with a further section of ENGLISH LANGUAGE questions

SECTION

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

TIME

ENGLISH

30 QUESTIONS

15 MINUTES

 

The ENGLISH test is obligatory for those who do not hold a certificate of English to at least level B1 at the time of enrolment.

The score of the ENGLISH test does not count towards the candidate ranking table.

RESULT OF THE TEST

At the end of the test, the student can immediately see the overview of the test on the screen along with the score for each section and the overall score in absolute terms. When the results are displayed on the screen, it confirms that the data and answers given by each student have successfully been saved. After 48 hours, CISIA sends the test certificate to the personal account with a summary of the scores.

For the purposes of ENROLMENT in the Biotechnologies Degree Course, candidates must enrol in the Calls published on the University website in order to be included in the league table of qualified candidates.

 

UNIBS places available

CALL 1st round

 

MINIMUM SCORE

TOLC-F

Quota

 

 

           30 places

                    

               30/50

Reserved for Italian, EU and non-EU candidates in possession of a permit to stay in Italy

  • The first 30 candidates on the candidate ranking table may enrol directly from the end of July.
  • Those who pass the TOLC-F (score ≥ 30) but are not in the first 30 can enrol in the next selection phase (Call 2nd round) for admission. They may keep the score already obtained, or re-sit the test
  • Those who do not pass TOLC-F in the early sessions may re-sit the test in the August-September session.

UNIBS places available

CALL 2nd round

MINIMUM SCORE

TOLC-F

Quota

 

 48 places

 

plus any remaining vacant places from the 1st round of selection

                     

 

10/50

Reserved for Italian, EU and non-EU candidates in possession of a permit to stay in Italy

 2 places *

Reserved for non-EU citizens residing abroad (quota for international students), who are in possession of an equivalent qualification.

*If the 2 places set aside for foreign students residing abroad still remain unused after the second round and the reallocation procedures organized by the Ministry for Universities, they will be made available for the candidate ranking - second round - of the quota for EU and equivalent candidates.

  • The first 48 candidates on the league table may enrol directly from the end of July.
  • Those that pass the TOLC-F (score ≥ 10) but do not finish in the top 48 can wait for the outcome of place assignment from the rankings, which continue until the call for the second round.

OFA (ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS ) IN BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY

Where successful candidates have not reached the minimum scores required in the TOLC-F test for Biology and Chemistry, they will be given OFAs.

Area pass threshold:

BIOLOGY

6/15

CHEMISTRY

6/15

Enrolment

Contacts

U.O.C. Immatricolazioni certificazioni e tasse

Via S. Faustino 74/B - 25121 Brescia

Last updated on: 20/06/2022